Astra 1.4 95 - Whistling/High pitched noises

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Joel, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Joel

    Joel Guest

    Hi folks,

    I've got a problem with my 1995 M reg Astra 1.4, where after 'warming
    up', the car starts making a whistling noise, which most likely happens
    after straightening up after turning - i.e. turn into my close,
    straight up and immediately I get a high pitched 'whistling' noise.

    I've check out the FEAD (fan equivelent) belt out of interest, and it
    was cracked and half of the grooves missing - and it looked like it had
    been slipping. So I spent tonight changing the belt, (which stupidly
    Vauxhall designed it to loop round an engine mount.. damn them!) and
    the belt was a tiny bit shorter than the old belt (guess the old one
    had stretched), but went on ok.

    Thinking great, that was it, I went out for a 5 min drive and it seemed

    Now I went out for a longer drive - and it's bloody whistling again!

    Does anyone have any good ideas? Or even any better 'tests' I can do to
    try and single out what this damn noise is?

    I'm hoping its not wheel bearings, but I'm starting to suspect it is

    Thanks guys.

    Joel, Sep 6, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    dont want to worry you but thats the exact same sound our zafira made just
    before the cambelt snapped....

    Mike, Sep 7, 2005
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  3. Joel

    Guest Guest

    Agree with the OP. Check your cambelt without delay. It sounds like the
    tensioner pully is siezing up. Sir does not want that to happen !
    Guest, Sep 8, 2005
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    Bob Smith Guest

    Does it sound like brakes squeaking?

    Bob Smith, Sep 8, 2005
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    tahiri Guest

    I've got an intermittent squeak on my P reg Corsa, often just after taking
    my foot off the brake. I've been assuming the brakes stick a bit - should I
    be worrying about something else?
    T. (helpless female)
    tahiri, Sep 9, 2005
  6. Joel

    Guest Guest

    Last time a "helpless female" asked me to look at a squeak when she
    pressed her foot on the clutch it turned out to be worn out brake disk
    pads that where metal-on-metal (i.e. brake pad metal backing pad
    contacting the brake disk --- no brakes!). She was braking and pressing
    the clutch pedal at the same time - -because she was stopping. Hence the
    The pads/disks were on her Fiesta where replaced. 200 miles later she
    was involved in a serious accident on the A1. Exonerated 'cos her brakes
    were 100%.
    Jenny? where are you now? This would have been 1980/1981? Systime
    (Leeds) is a clue to your identity.
    Guest, Sep 10, 2005
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    Bob Smith Guest

    Just trying to find out if it is a whistle, or break squeak. My vectra does
    brake squeak noises when going around corners (a different ton e for left
    and right). It stops when I pull the handbrake cable a bit. I was told the
    springs get slack and the pads touch the drum (as you mentioned), although
    this does not explain the fact it only happens around a corner.

    Bob Smith, Sep 10, 2005
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